The cachucha: sung by Madame VestrisAdditional title: Come, o come! Castanets are gaily sounding
NamesNelson, S. (Sydney), 1800-1862 (Arranger)Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856 (Associated name)Lehman & Duval Lithrs. (Printer of plates)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Approximate)Place: PhiladelphiaPublisher: Fiot, Meignen & Co.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Cac 1
GenresPrintsSheet music covers
NotesStatement of responsibility: arranged by S. Nelson.Caption title.Lith. of Endicott.Statement of responsibility: Printed by Lehman & Duval.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.Biographical/historical: Madame Vestris, whose full name was Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris, was an English-born actress and singer who owed her illustrious last name to her brief marriage to the dancer and ballet master Armand Vestris.Biographical/historical: The cachucha, a Spanish dance in triple time, became the rage in Paris and London with Fanny Elssler's performance in Le diable boiteux. As a musical form, it has echoes in the song "Dance a cachucha" from W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's operetta The gondoliers (1889).
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. + music score (3 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a man and a woman in Spanish costume, dancing in an outdoor setting. Both play castanets. The woman's dress, with its deep flounces of dark-colored lace, is similar to the costume worn by ballerina Fanny Elssler in her signature dance, the cachucha from Jean Coralli's ballet Le diable boiteux (1836).
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825075517NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758245Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6dd7df80-ada1-0133-3bea-00505686a51c
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